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Sunday, December 8, 1929 (continued)

(3) G 7753
G 7753 A: Depth 12.8 meters. Debris: rubble of mud brick, chamber on south, blocked with a mud brick wall, with an open square in the top left corner (not apparently a break). In chamber, pots of traditional offering type, and canopic jars on floor. Sarcophagus lid visible level with debris, and cemented in position, not disturbed.
Room "a": Rock cut coffin, open, north to south. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7753 W: Depth 3.5 meters. Rubble walls, chamber on south, rock cut, small. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7753 Z: Down 5 meters. Debris: rubble and sand.

(4) G 7757
G 7757 A: Down 15.3 meters. Found in pit debris: glass fragments [29-12-97, 29-12-105], ushabtis [29-12-98], beads, fragment limestone vessel [29-12-104], potsherds [29-12-95, 29-12-96].

(5) G 7760
G 7760 A: Down 4 meters. Built of large block. Rock cut below. Debris: rubble and sand.

(6) G 7761
Uncovered Pit W, and G 7000 E VII [G 7000 E 7], VIII [G 7000 E 8].
G 7761 W: Down 2.5 meters, mud brick walls, rock cut below.

(7) G 7000 E VII, VIII [G 7000 E 7, 8]
No. VII [G 7000 E 7]: Mud brick, north to south .7 meters deep. Cleared.
No. VIII [G 7000 E 8]: Mud brick, north to south .6 meters deep, broken. Cleared.

Monday, December 9, 1929
Thirty-fourth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7753 Z
(3) G 7757 A
(4) G 7760 A
(5) G 7761 W, X
(6) G 7762 Q, R to Y

Locals: 44

Cars, line XIV
6:15 - 8:00: 60
8:30 - 12:00: 110
1:00 - 4:20: 95
Total: 265

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    12/08/1929; 12/09/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 8

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."